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L.I.E. & Hints of New Stuff

Hello everyone, Since it’s been a long while since we’ve shared any content, we figured we’d post an unreleased track from the “X vs. X” sessions. This is a song called “L.I.E.” which we played live a fair amount of times in 2012-2013, but it ultimately did not make the cut for the album. Lyrically, it’s perhaps one of the darkest Bynars songs to date. Still really dig this one, and it came a long way from the original acoustic guitar demo. This version was produced & engineered by Ben, Mike, and Matt, with additional engineering & mixing by Adam Taylor @ Zippah Recording, and mastered by Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice @ Peerless Mastering.

Suggested listening volume: Loud.

In other news, as we’ve been taking a breather from playing live, we’re currently working on two separate Bynars projects. One is somewhat traditional… the other, not so traditional… What does that actually mean? What will become of these projects? When can we show you instead of just vaguely hinting? Stay tuned! Suffice it to say that we’re equally excited for both and working quite hard behind the scenes. For now, enjoy “L.I.E.”, enjoy the spring, and enjoy the uncertainty that is the nature of this news and the nature of life!

Mike’s Last Show

Hi everyone – Matt here.  Just wanted to let you all know that Mike is leaving to attend medical school in DC this fall, so our show this Friday 8/1 @ T.T. The Bear’s will be his last show with the band, and it will likely be our last show for quite a while too.   The Bynars are still going to release music, but we’ll be taking a break from playing shows after this one.  There are some projects in the works, but not the types of projects that involve playing out or touring.  More on that later.

Besides becoming one of my dearest friends over the past 6 years, Mike and I have always pushed eachother creatively, perhaps more than anyone I’ve ever collaborated with.   I credit Mike with spearheading some of the biggest creative leaps we’ve taken with this band, and I credit him with proving to me that taking a big risk and trusting yourself is always more rewarding than staying in your comfort zone and your idea of what should be done.  Better to ask: what could be done?  That is one of the greatest lessons a person can ever learn, and I must say I never truly realized that concept until Mike came along.  I will miss that influence from him so much, but his decision now to take such a huge leap in his own life only affirms that idea, makes me respect him even more, and makes me want to continue on in such a way with The Bynars.

Most of all I’ll miss having an excuse to hang out with him twice a week, playing music with him, and sharing crazy moments with him on tour (and we’ve had a lot).   But I know he will go on to do great things.  He is one of the brightest, most inspiring people I have ever met and I hope you’ll all come out to the show on 8/1 to see him off!

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